North African giants Tunisia commenced their FIVB Men’s World Championship 2022 campaign with a 3-0 victory over Puerto Rico in Katowice, Poland on Saturday.
Puerto Rico delivered five aces, four more than the opponent, but it was not enough to stop Tunisia who took the victory 25-19, 25-17, 25-20.
Hamza Nagga delivered a match-high 15 points for Tunisia as he was faultless in 14 attacks, adding one point by a block. Pelegrin Vargas and Jonathan Rodriguez scored eight points each for Puerto Rico.
Antonio’s team gained 10 points with good blocks. However, they controlled the game mainly due to the unforced errors – 25 in overall – by the Puerto Ricans.
Tunisia scored the opening three points before Puerto Rico reduced the gap at the first technical break with 8-7 for Tunisia on a scoreboard. Then the team from Africa found the right track to win the first set by 25-19.
Also on Saturday, Serbia beat Ukraine 28-26, 25-21, 25-20. Uros Kovacevic and Marko Ivovic led the side coached by Igor Kolakovic to the triumph with 11 points each. Oleh Plotnytskyi earned 17 for Ukraine.- Advertisement -